The Brazos Valley Food Bank is a central distribution site that unites food donors, volunteers and hunger-relief agencies. As the hub of over 36 different agencies that feed the hungry throughout Brazos, Burleson, Grimes, Madison, Robertson and Washington Counties, the Brazos Valley Food Bank is on target to distribute 6 million pounds of food by this year to over 50,000 different individuals in need. Almost 30% of the food that is distributed is fresh fruits and vegetables, the kinds of food needed to combat chronic disease like childhood obesity, diabetes and high blood pressure.
In addition to supplying food to partner agencies, the Food Bank oversees Children’s BackPack, Senior Bags,Family Box and Benefits Assistance programs, as well as oversees Mobile Food and School-Based Food Pantries to reach those in need.
The Brazos Valley Food Bank, Inc. strives to alleviate hunger in the Brazos Valley by distributing food and educational resources to our neighbors in need through a network of hunger relief partners.
Statement of Goals and Values
· Reduce food waste by utilizing an organized and efficient system to acquire and reclaim food that might otherwise be wasted;
· Distribute food through a network of accredited partner agencies (pantries, meal sites, shelters, etc.) that in turn ensure that the food is distributed to individuals in need;
· Be accountable for the most efficient and effective use of our resources, realizing that these resources have been placed in our care, and are ours to administer, because of the generosity of others;
· Increase individual and community awareness and action concerning hunger and potential solutions;
· Play a leadership role in discussions and actions to resolve hunger issues in the community;
· Value the diversity of those we serve. Seek to understand the needs of individuals and or organizations, and remain flexible when determining how best to meet those needs;
· Recognize the right of all human beings to be treated with dignity and respect and pass on this value to our partner agencies who work directly with the hungry.
In addition to Food for Pantries, the Food Bank now operates BackPack, Senior Benefits Assistance, Family Box, Mobile Pantry and Benefits Assistance Programs to reach those in need.
To learn more about the impact that the Brazos Valley Food Bank makes, please review our July 1, 2014 – June 30, 2015 Annual Report. To learn more about the Brazos Valley Food Bank’s Financial position, please review ourJuly 1, 2014 – June 30, 2015 Audit and July 1, 2014 – June 30, 2015 990.
To learn more about the Brazos Valley Food Bank’s Statement of Values and Code of Ethics, please click here.